Manga Review: One Piece V 6 by Eiichiro Oda @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Luffy has decided that Sanji will be joining his crew as the ship’s cook. Sanji declines. Luffy declines Sanji’s declination, and I had to laugh. Luffy can be so simpleminded, but he is stubborn as a mule. How long will it take for him to change Sanji’s mind? I give Sanji another volume to be persuaded, or run off the Baratie by Chef Zeff.

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Manga Review: Blade of the Immortal Omnibus 1 by Hiroaki Samura @DarkHorseComics


May Contain Spoilers

I was first introduced to this series when Dark Horse was releasing the floppies over 20 years ago (!). That was before licensed manga was released right to left, but instead was flipped to read left to right. Blade of the Immortal was cut up and the panels arranged in an order more palatable to Western readers at the time. Boy how things have changed! Instead of taking the opportunity to release these omnibuses in their original layout, the publisher choose to keep everything the same, and just bound three volumes together for each omnibus. Since I read a digital review copy, I unfortunately can’t weigh in on production quality, other than to say that the digital review copy was so clean and crisp, and a joy to read, that I wish that they releasing this in digital format as well as paper.

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Manga Review: One-Punch Man V 13 by ONE & Yusuke Murata @shonenjump


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This volume introduces more heroes and more villains, and slowly reveals some of the monsters’ plans. With the threat from Garo and the sudden appearance of all of the monsters, Atomic Samurai requests the aid of a group of martial arts masters, only to be derailed by Haragiri, who has been enticed to the side of the monsters!

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Manga Review: One-Punch Man V 12 by ONE & Yusuke Murata


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Hoo-boy! There’s so much going on, it’s getting hard to keep track of all of the monsters and all of the heroes. Plus, Saitama is still taking part in the martial arts tournament, so he isn’t even aware of all of the monsters that are destroying the cities. Genos, not wanting to bother his master, heads off to defeat the monsters, thinking that he will still have time to take them down and watch Saitama’s matches. Oops! He really miscalculated both the fierceness of his opponents and the time needed to take them down.

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Manga Review: One-Punch Man V 11 by ONE & Yusuke Murata @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Metal Bat has his work cut out for him! A gianormous centipede monster, bigger than a city block, is terrorizing City S. This creature is my worst nightmare. I hate bugs, especially bugs with many legs, and this thing has hundreds and hundreds of creepy, crawly legs. Good thing nothing fazes Metal Bat!

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Manga Review: One Piece V 4 by Eiichiro Oda @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

I decided to pick up One Piece again because I’m caught up on One-Punch Man, and I haven’t read it in years. My reading tastes have changed, so I was curious to see how well the series works for me now. Spoiler – I like it better  than the first time I read these volumes.  The story is fun and fast-paced, and the fights are appropriately ridiculous. I have a new love for fighting manga, and with its pirates, unique character designs, and Devil Fruit magic moves, One Piece is one of my favorites.

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Manga Review: One-Punch Man V 10 by ONE & Yusuke Murata @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

Man, Garo took out so many of the heroes it’s shocking! The entire Tank-Top team, including Tank-Top Master, Mumen Rider, and even poor Charanko. This guy is on fire! Who is going to stop him? (Well, duh!) When is he going to be stopped? How many other heroes is he going to take down before Saitama delivers his one-punch of oblivion?

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